Jul 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905

Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905

Colored by DANA KELLER | Prints available Original Photograph via Library of Congress In this fantastic image colorized by Dana Keller, we see the Luna Park Promenade at Coney Island, New York, taken some time between 1903 and 1910. Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach and attraction destination on the Atlantic Ocean…

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Jul 14, 2014

Once a Year These Cacti Will Flower for 24 Hours

Once a Year These Cacti Will Flower for 24 Hours

Photograph by Broken Inaglory Did you know there are cacti that only flower once a year and that the rare occurrence can last a mere 24 hours? In fact, certain species like Selenicereus grandiflorus only flower once a year at night and wither shortly thereafter. Two recent posts on reddit by Disguise_ready and SnugNinja…

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Jul 14, 2014

Grandson Fulfills Promise to Shave Beard for Grandma’s 100th Birthday

Grandson Fulfills Promise to Shave Beard for Grandma’s 100th Birthday

Scott Cleveland has had a beard for the last four years. And for the last four years his grandmother has disliked it. Two years ago he promised he would shave it on her 100th birthday. That day came last month and Scott fulfilled his promise. Happy 100th grandma! You stay awesome. Bonus: check out…

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Jul 14, 2014

Stunning Miniature Gardens Encased in Clear Glass Orbs

Stunning Miniature Gardens Encased in Clear Glass Orbs

Master glass artist Paul Stankard is world-renowned for his delicate glass flower and insect sculptures encased in clear glass. In the series below entitled Orbs, Stankard expresses his love and passion for nature through these amazing glass sculptures. Stankard’s work is represented in more than 60 museums around the world and he is a…

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Jul 13, 2014

It Looks Like an Oil Spill but It’s Actually a Huge School of Anchovy!

It Looks Like an Oil Spill but It’s Actually a Huge School of Anchovy!

At first glance it may look like an oil spill but it’s actually a massive aggregation of anchovy near Scripps Pier at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego in La Jolla, California. The gathering occurred on 8 July 2014 and the footage was taken by Scripps staff and underwater by Scripps graduate…

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Jul 13, 2014

Kid Puts Up Poster for Free Piano Concert. Event Goes Viral and Hundreds Show Up

Kid Puts Up Poster for Free Piano Concert. Event Goes Viral and Hundreds Show Up

It all started when eight-year-old Dylan Spoering put a sign on his front lawn promoting his free piano concert on 12 July 2014. Neighbor and fellow musician Thomas Rehbein noticed Dylan’s sign and posted it to Facebook saying: “I have no idea who Dylan Spoering is, but he made this sign and put it…

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Jul 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Crimson Skies at the Reds Game

Picture of the Day: Crimson Skies at the Reds Game

Photograph by Jamie Ramsey (@Jamieblog on Twitter) During Monday night’s Cincinnati Reds / Chicago Cubs game on 7 July 2014, a storm passed through that left the skies crimson red. The rain delayed play for about 20 minutes but left a treat for those in attendance. And how fitting for a Reds game! The…

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